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    Financial Considerations For Senior Housing

    Making the move to Van Mall Retirement Community, or one of the other communities in Vancouver, requires some planning ahead, especially when it comes to the financial considerations. Whatever your current financial situation is, here is some basic information about funding your move to a senior community. First, there is the more traditional path, where your move is funded with income from interest, capital gains or dividends from savings and investments. It is also an option for some people to get a line of credit on one of these accounts to pay for senior housing. Many seniors use the funds from the sale of their home to pay for senior housing. For those who are not ready to sell their home, there are home equity options that may be used for this purpose. Some people are in the position to use their life insurance policy to fund a move to a senior community. It is possible to get a life […]

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  • Senior Advisors Vancouver, WA Assist Families

    When you are caring for an elderly parent there is often the complication of disagreement between family members about how things should be handled. It is very common for the adult children of older parents to hold differing opinions about how their care should be managed. These conflicts can be constructive if they lead to more effective communication between family members, or they lead to a more unified purpose, or increase the collaboration among family members. These things can come about if people can move from talking about what they want to why they want it. If everyone can begin to discuss what their motivation is, the conversation is more likely to move toward a satisfying solution. The first step to take in resolving a conflict is to clarify everyone’s position. This includes spelling out not only what they want, but also why they want it. Then you need to discuss everyone’s positions, opinions, and interests thoroughly. Do this with […]

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  • New Computer Options For Senior Housing Vancouver, WA

    Senior citizens are using computers more than ever before. Many seniors in senior housing Vancouver, WA use computers on a regular basis. It makes sense that seniors would find computer technology not only useful, but also enjoyable. The most common reason seniors give for using computers is keeping in touch with family and friends: a full 93% of seniors gave this as their top reason for using their computer. The next two most popular reasons for internet use among seniors are making purchases online and accessing information. Because computer use by seniors is growing, there are some new options in computers. Some new computers have been designed especially to be easier for people in the senior age group to use. Here are some examples. For seniors with little or no previous experience with computers, Telikin has come out with a new touch-screen computer. It’s ready to use right out of the box and comes pre-loaded with simplified software for email, […]

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  • When It’s Time To Make The Move To Senior Housing Vancouver, WA

    Families often wonder when it is the right time to start the process of moving an aging parent or grandparent into some kind of senior housing Vancouver WA. If you have a loved one who is living alone, these are some of the signs that it may be time to open the dialogue about moving to an assisted living facility. A parent is talking about the possibility of a future move. This may signal that he or she is recognizing that they have a limitation of some kind, or that they see a need for more help. They may be more open to the idea of moving than you thought. They have some difficulty walking or are becoming unsteady on their feet. Falls can lead to serious injuries. Falls that occur when an elder lives alone can become a life-threatening situation. A parent is having changes in appetite or showing signs of weight loss. If they are not eating […]

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  • Senior Housing Vancouver, WA: Opening the Conversation

    When you are feeling concerned about your parents continuing to live in their home, the best way to address your concerns is just to start talking. Just jump in. It may feel uncomfortable to you or to them, or both, to talk about senior housing. It may bring up scenarios you’d rather not think about. But getting these issues out into the open and getting your parents’ perspective will make your life less stressful later. Begin by explaining that you need to have an honest discussion and that your loved ones’ input is valuable to you.Here are some suggested questions that can get the conversation started. If the time comes that you are no longer feeling safe living alone in your house, what would you like me to do for you? If I noticed that you weren’t eating well and you were having trouble preparing meals for yourself, what would you like me to do to help? If your eyesight […]

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  • The Benefits Of Exercise In Senior Housing Vancouver, WA

    Adding even minimal amounts of exercise to your routine while living in senior housing in Vancouver, WA, can have both immediate and long term benefits for senior citizens. Any increase in physical activity can result in improved strength, balance, sleep patterns, mobility, appearance and mood. You will impact your long term health by adding exercise to your daily routine as well. Risks for conditions such as heart disease, high blood pressure, diabetes and arthritis will decrease. Statistically, you will be likely to have fewer hospitalizations, require fewer medications, and live a longer, more independent life. Increasing your physical activity will also enable you to more fully participate in the activities you now enjoy. Exercising your pet, playing with your grandchildren, gardening, traveling, and even routine activities will become easier. Before beginning any new exercise regimen, be sure to consult your doctor to see if there are any reasons you shouldn’t perform certain types of exercise, or to detect any hidden […]

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  • Senior Housing Assistance – Resources Available

    Browsing through the internet I came across several sites dedicated to assisting us with the knowledge of finding a suitable senior housing for our loved ones. Among them, the Department of Housing and Urban Development. Also, a very helpful site I discovered at A Caring Heart. They offer a Senior Housing Referral Service to help you make decisions concerning senior housing assistance in Vancouver WA. Kathy McLoughlin, owner of A Caring Heart, has the life experience of caring for her own family members and has helped many families make the best choices regarding Assisted Living, Adult Family Homes, Alzheimer’s Care, Retirement Living, Nursing Homes and Home Care for senior housing assistance in Vancouver, WA. It’s nice to know there is someone out there who cares and will help us to make informed decisions concerning senior housing assistance in Vancouver, WA. Placement options at A Caring Heart include: Assisted Living in Vancouver, WA Adult Family Homes in Vancouver, WA Memory Care […]

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  • Senior Housing Assistance In Vancouver, WA

    Senior housing assistance in Vancouver, WA is available for free. Let us help you make some important decisions about senior housing options. Here are some things to consider when you’re wondering if it is time for you or a loved one to make the move to an assisted living facility. First, do you need more help with daily living activities than you can get from family members or friends? Are you unable to bridge the gap with help from family or with in-home care? Assisted living may be a solution. Are you feeling lonely or isolated on a regular basis? Having a social life is important to your health and well-being. Life in an assisted living home presents an array of opportunities for socialization and recreation. Are you or your family members concerned about your safety? If you live alone and your mobility is becoming limited, you may worry about falling, or making those transitions in and out bed, in […]

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  • Clark County, WA Senior Housing Options And Considerations

    Senior housing choices are not always made due to medical or personal care needs. In many cases senior housing choices are related to lifestyle needs. Especially these days, we are aging better. This means we are living healthier longer. However, living longer can also mean our neighborhoods change, our children are often transplanted to other cities and states for jobs or because their children moved! Lifestyle plays an important role in senior housing of any type. Is it time to find new friends? Has your home become too difficult to manage? Do you need help with daily meals and or medical issues? Whatever the reason you found this article, we are here to help you explore the senior housing choices in Clark County, WA – there is no fee to you for this service. Senior housing can become a consideration for many reasons. There are several points to consider when senior housing becomes an important subject in your life: 1. […]

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  • Senior Housing Options In Clark County, WA Fueled By Statistics

    Here are some interesting facts for our area. By 2030 (not that far in the future), one out of every five people in Washington will be 65 years or older? Most people can expect to live 20 to 30 years beyond age 65. Vancouver Washington made the “most popular retirement cities in the USA” list. It’s no wonder we are expanding senior programs and senior housing options in Clark County, WA. Clark County is also part of a commission on aging that many counties and states are modeling. Many of the current senior programs here in Clark County are designed for the senior who remains independent and there are many senior resources in the area for those adults who require various levels of assistance. But, much more can be done for those seniors who are and will remain independent as well as for those who are or will become dependent in some fashion. So, now is the time that we […]

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